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Today's Sports

  • Middle school junior varsity...

      In the first year of JV Middle School Baseball, the Campbell County team has posted a winning record of 4-2-1. 

    The team played 3 games in a play day at Coalfield on April 2.

    In the first game vs. Oneida, CCMS JV played to a 4-4 tie in 5 innings. Max Farris, Matt Ogden, Brady Orick and Jared Ray each scored a run. Adam Markley pitched the first 3 innings, followed by Aaron Sanders 1.1 innings. 

    Matt Ogden finished up the last 2 outs.

  • High water continues to meddle...

      The following is a weekly summary of the fishing conditions on Norris Lake as reported by creel clerks from the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA).

    The lake level on Monday, April 18 was 1,021.78 feet, a rise of several feet over the previous two weeks. 

    Considerable floating debris can be found throughout the lake. Boaters need to exercise caution in all locations, but especially on the upper half of the lake. 

    Surface temperatures range from the high 50s to mid-60s depending on time of day and location. 

  • Tennessee Wildlife Resources...

     Commission amends smallmouth regulations

    During its March meeting, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission (TWRC) voted to amend regulations in regard to smallmouth bass fishing on Norris Lake. This action was based on recommendations from the Norris Lake Fisheries Advisory Committee (NLFAC), which is a community-based group of advisors to the TWRC on fishery management at Norris Lake.

  • Volunteers needed for river...

     Volunteers are needed Saturday, April 23, from 9 a.m. to about noon, to help the Clinch River Chapter of Trout Unlimited pick up along roads and shoreline of the Clinch River tailwater below Norris Dam.

  • Sweet sweep for Lady Cougars

      Campbell County High School’s softball team swept neighboring rival Cumberland Gap last week for the second consecutive year.

    In both instances, it was the first two victories of the season for the Lady Cougars, who are 2-16 overall heading into games this week against Oak Ridge and Claiborne County.

    “Last year, (the sweep) came at the end of the season instead of in the middle, so we hope there are a few more wins for us this year,” said Campbell County coach Rebecca Mongar.

  • Tennis teams find success

      There’s a youth movement afoot in the Campbell County High School tennis program.

    Of the 20-plus players, over half are sophomores and freshmen. Though their inexperience shows, the Cougars have plenty of time to develop as a group.

    “In two years, we expect to contend for our district (championship),” said Campbell County coach Jason Ivey.

    The CCHS boys’ team includes two seniors, three juniors and half a dozen sophomores.

  • Chapman, Goins set records at OR...

     Kristin Chapman broke another meet record in the high jump last week while competing for the Campbell County High School girls’ track and field team.

    Chapman finally reached the 5-foot-8 mark to win 1st place Saturday at the Oak Ridge Relays. The talented junior also tied Amanda Forrester’s school record, which was set in 1999 at the state championships.

    “That put her over the hump,” said Chapman’s coach, Billie Ann Evans.

  • County middle school baseball...

     The Campbell County Middle School (CCMS) baseball team has won three games in a row for the first time in its history. Record-setting performances have set the tone for this current streak.

  • Carter rallies past Cougars

      Campbell County High School’s baseball team suffered a tough loss, 13-5, Friday to visiting Carter. 

    The Cougars led 4-1 before faltering down the stretch. Hitting leaders for Campbell County included: Andy Hickman, 1-for-4 with a double and a run; Donovan, 1-for-2 with 2 runs scored and an RBI. Andrew Dykes (3-1) was tagged with his first loss of the season. Bo Farris pitched in relief for the final 1 and 2/3 innings.

    Carter’s comeback was fueled by several Campbell County errors.

  • Smith sets new JMS records in...

     Michaela Smith broke the Jacksboro Middle School girls’ shot put record last week during a track and field meet at Union Grove Middle School. She threw 31-9.5.  

    Then, during Thursday’s meet at Oak Ridge, Smith broke the Lady Eagles’ discus record (79-8). She took 1st place in both events, while teammate Courtney Charles was runner-up.

    Jacksboro distance runners Gracie Faulkner and Kaitlyn Goins finished 4th and 5th, respectively, in the mile. The Lady Eagles also had a 4th place 4x800 relay team.